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Sony sues company that made its rootkit

Well sheesh kebab and strike us pink
Thu Jul 12 2007, 15:46
SONY BMG took legal action against the firm that developed rootkit software for CDs in a case that caused the Japanese giant to blush through embarrassment.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sony BMG is suing the Amergence Group for $12 million in damages, claiming it was negligent and delivered software that didn't work.

The absurdly cynical might note that it was Sony who presumably evaluated this software and it was certainly Sony which at first refused point blank to do anything about it.

Sony, presumably, is trying to recover the $5.75 million it had to pay last year to calm down the world+dog. µ

L'INQ
Hollywood Reporter

See Also
Sony coughs up rootkit compensation
Sony DRM infection removal vulnerability uncovered
Sony Rootkits your computer

 

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